Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Friday, February 15, 2013

Feathered Statements

High Four!
I  lost my keys again.
My new Nike runners.

Just winging it.

It's hard being a beauty queen but someone's gotta do it.

Meditating in Great Egret pose.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Meet the African Darter

The African Darter often swims with only its neck above water. This gives it the common name of snakebird
Unlike other waterbirds, the feathers of the African Darter do not contain oil to keep it waterproof. Because of this, the bird is less buoyant which enhances its diving capabilities. 

After diving for fish, the feathers can become waterlogged. In order to fly and maintain heat insulation it needs to dry its feathers. 

The African Darter sits by the waterside spreading its wings and drying its feathers in the wind and the sun along with cormorants which may share its habitat.